For a more traditional vibe, brothers Gregory and Stephen Nato’s line, Fancy, will strike yours (we dig the ’60s French film look).
Get otherworldly at Molly Guy’s Stone Fox Bride, opening November 15. A mix of exclusive gowns, bridesmaid dresses, raw-gem rings, headgear, shoes, and lingerie from some of our favorite designers (Daryl K, Electric Feathers, Eugenia Kim, Loeffler Randall) keeps it real.
Gather guests artfully with Katie Fischer Design’s custom watercolor save the dates, invites, and stationery.
From a year out to the day of, the event planning trio behind Tinsel & Twine hammers out details and vendors and creates table settings, arrangements, stationery, and gifts by hand.
Beyond table settings, Tinsel & Twine’s expertise extends to social media, so even your hashtag will be perfect.
For black-tie affairs, Pinch Food Design’s Bob Spiegel and TJ Girard churn out miraculously presented small bites (Jamaican parsnip crisps, beet gnocchi and toasted ricotta) almost too beautiful to eat.
Avoid carbon-copy bling with a historic Victorian, art deco, Edwardian, or art nouveau estate sparkler from Erstwhile Jewelry Co.
If you already have an heirloom piece but are looking to update, reset with Amber Berger’s jewelry concierge service, AStarr.
Brooklyn florist Rebecca Shepherd arranges logistics (budget, date, color scheme) as carefully as she does blooms. Expect mixed-texture bouquets and centerpieces with fluffy peonies, ferns, herbs, succulents, and antique accents (chandeliers, vintage books).
To celebrate same-sex marriage, Ace Hotel is offering couples serious schwag through the end of the year (based on availability): No room rental fee for Liberty Hall, a discounted suite, free bubbly, and specials on catering for champagne and bivalves at The John Dory oyster bar, a whole pig dinner at The Breslin, or cocktails and a DJ in the Lobby Bar.
There’s nothing better/worse than hokey pictures. For straightforward documentation, hire documentary photojournalists Matt McDonough and Sahara Borja to capture your carefree connection without special lenses or ridiculous poses.
Clean up groomsmen with custom button-downs from The Sock Hop. The owners and their father cut and sew all the shirts in their Nolita boutique, so every detail (fabric, collar, cuffs, buttonholes) is up to you.
When the Gray Lady doesn’t call, spread word of pending or recent nuptials with Brooklyn Based’s just-launched engagement and wedding announcement service. You pay $25, answer an online questionnaire, and upload a photo; their talented writers will spin your tale with small-town style.
You’ll be lucky to swing her, but Tamar Korn (of the former Cangelosi Cards) belts out some of the best jazz this side of the Truman administration.